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Barbecued Brisket Recipe

Barbecued Brisket might sound intimidating, but it is totally not.

Barbecued Brisket


Barbecued Brisket

Start off by finding the best brisket you can get your hands on. Finding a good local butcher who buys from local farmers is hard to do, but if you can it pays to keep your local butcher happy!

We can’t always buy organic, natural, and local. We’re feeding seven here, and it’s already expensive! We do try when we can though, and it is important to me to support local business when I can.

This brisket starts with a really simple dry rub. Trim the excess fat off of your meat and rub with the seasoning mixture. Refrigerate overnight, and get on your grill the next morning. Keep a close eye on it, and grill slowly turning periodically for 6-8 hours.

Remove the barbecued brisket from the grill and let rest for 15 minutes.

Barbecued Brisket

Next, slice the brisket against the grain and pile it all into an oven-safe baking dish.

Barbecued Brisket

We love grilling here. If you do too, make sure to check out my BBQ Chicken Sliders, Teriyaki Pineapple Pork Tenderloin Sliders, Grilled Chicken Tacos, and homemade BBQ Rub.

Barbecued Brisket

Pour in 1 cup of apple juice, 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, and 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce. Cover tightly with tin foil and bake at 275 for 2-3 hours, or until meat is fall-apart tender.

Barbecued Brisket

Barbecued Brisket

Barbecued Brisket

Barbecued Brisket

Barbecued Brisket

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 30 minutes

This slow-cooked brisket is grilled and then cooked in a covered pan to braise. The end result is tender and delicious!



  • 6 lbs brisket


  • 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon johnny’s seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt


  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce


  1. Combine all spices and seasonings. Rub over trimmed brisket and chill overnight.
  2. Grill at 325 for 6-7 hours, turning periodically.
  3. Remove from grill, and let rest for 15 minutes. Slice against the grain, place in baking dish, and pour in 1 cup apple juice, 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, and 1 cup of your favorite bbq sauce. Cover tightly with tin foil, and bake at 275 for 2-3 additional hours.
  4. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 725 Total Fat: 42g Saturated Fat: 17g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 240mg Sodium: 981mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 14g Protein: 66g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!


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So delectable! That looks irresistible!

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